According to TMZ, Bill Cosby’s daughter, Ensa Cosby, passed away on Friday night in Massachusetts from Renal Disease. The 44-year-old stood by her father during his legal troubles, and, in a statement last year, said she believed her father was being "publicly lynched in the media" and her family, including her young daughter, had no choice but to stand by and watch helplessly. She continued, "I strongly believe my father is innocent of the crimes alleged against him and I believe that racism has played a big role in all aspects of this scandal.”

Rest in peace, Ensa

She was rumored to have kidney troubles and was possibly waiting for a transplant.

According to the Mayo Clinic, chronic kidney disease, also called chronic kidney failure, describes the gradual loss of kidney function. Your kidneys filter waste and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted in your urine. When chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and waste can build up in your body.

Sadly, she is not the only Cosby child to lose her life. On January 16, 1977. Ennis Cosby, the third child and only son of the American comedian, was shot in the head and killed in Los Angeles, California in a failed robbery attempt by Mikhail Markhasev. The then-18-year-old was arrested and convicted of first-degree murder six months after the shooting. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

His legal troubles

Bill Cosby, 80, has been at the center of a highly publicized sexual assault case where more than 50 women have accused him of drug facilitated-sexual assault, rape, sexual battery, and sexual misconduct.

He is currently preparing for trial scheduled in April 2018 for drugging and assaulting a former Temple University employee in his Pennsylvania home in 2004. According to court documents, Andrea Constand alleges that Cosby, while married, made several advances toward her and she turned him down. But on one occasion during a visit to his house, he gave her three blue pills which blurred her vision and left her slipping in and out of consciousness while he performed sexual acts she did not consent to.

His legal team claimed that the interaction between Constand and the funny man was consensual. She sued him in 2005 and the case was settled for an undisclosed amount behind closed doors. In the deposition which has now been made public, Cosby admitted to buying Quaaludes – a sedative -- and giving women alcohol and drugs before sexual contact, which he claims was consensual on all accounts.